Poll

Complementary Therapies

Which complementary therapies does your horse receive on a routine basis? (Choose all that apply)

Chiropractic
33%
220
Acupuncture
10%
66
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
5%
33
Vibration plates
3%
23
Other (please describe)
12%
77
My horse does not receive complementary therapies.
37%
246

Total votes cast: 665

Comments & Write-in Answers

Craniosacral, micro current, Acuscope, myopulse, Masterson method, photonic torch

2/20/2017 11:03:00 PM

I have used chiropractic but only on as need basis

2/20/2017 10:50:56 PM

MASSAGE - all 8 horses, in the morning when the blankets come off - they love a good chest rub.

2/20/2017 9:54:03 PM

laser therapy

2/20/2017 8:13:10 PM

Tried PEMF for DJD; pain relief not observed.

2/20/2017 7:49:54 PM

VOM, and Samota Visceral Release have been of benefit to my hypersensitive Arabian

2/20/2017 6:19:30 PM

They get chiro visits if I think something is off, nothing routine. I am not into the gimmics.

2/20/2017 4:07:17 PM

There is no money available

2/20/2017 2:07:02 PM

Massage

2/20/2017 11:14:55 AM

Osteopathy

2/20/2017 10:28:27 AM

Massage therapy

2/19/2017 9:52:11 PM

massage by certified therapist

2/19/2017 8:56:10 PM

Assisi Loop

2/19/2017 4:44:26 PM

Tellington TTouch

2/19/2017 4:35:55 PM

Red light therapy

2/19/2017 2:02:40 PM

Chinese herbal formulas

2/19/2017 1:32:50 PM

Homeopathy whenever possible - with excellent results, also very cost-effective

2/19/2017 6:48:51 AM

All my horses, competition right down to my minis receive regular chiropractic care.

2/18/2017 7:40:52 PM

K laser

2/17/2017 10:54:05 PM

massage, osteopathy

2/17/2017 9:46:05 PM

Mine are all "healthy as a horse". Haven't needed any--knock wood!

2/17/2017 7:01:30 PM

Massage therapy

2/17/2017 4:28:07 PM

Chiropractic but not on a regular basis.

2/17/2017 2:17:20 PM

massage/physio/laser

2/17/2017 6:47:46 AM

Massage

2/16/2017 10:52:39 PM

Theraputic massage

2/16/2017 2:17:55 PM

have not done it in the past, thinking about having vet do so chiropractic if he thinks she needs it

2/16/2017 11:46:36 AM

have done chiropractic periodically. Not routine

2/16/2017 11:33:05 AM

My horse has no issues at this point that require these services.

2/16/2017 11:16:13 AM

Reiki

2/16/2017 6:11:43 AM

My distance horses receive chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy as needed.

2/16/2017 2:00:41 AM

MASSAGE THERAPY!!!! The best for human and horse!!

2/16/2017 12:09:34 AM

Red Light Therapy

2/15/2017 11:30:11 PM

Equine Osteopath

2/15/2017 8:34:38 PM

I have never seen the need for it.

2/15/2017 6:53:28 PM

massage

2/15/2017 5:15:40 PM

My horse is healthy, sound, and not in need of therapy of any kind. I hope he stays that way.

2/15/2017 5:06:34 PM

massage

2/15/2017 5:00:16 PM

would like to see vets leave the paradigm that prevents full access and info non drug therapies tha

2/15/2017 4:53:17 PM

Cost prohibitive and when I did use it, can't tell any difference at all. So no more

2/15/2017 4:14:14 PM

Laser

2/15/2017 3:19:15 PM

Essential Oils (I thoroughly research each one prior to use)

2/15/2017 1:37:04 PM

My horse does not receive "routine" therapies with little to no evidence to support their claims

2/15/2017 1:17:28 PM

Equine Bodywork

2/15/2017 12:10:02 PM

None do now, but I have used chiropractic and on occasion, acupuncture

2/15/2017 11:54:50 AM

Massage/acupressure

2/15/2017 11:17:53 AM

Massage

2/15/2017 11:10:05 AM

massage/ body work

2/15/2017 11:08:39 AM

Massage pad and rug

2/15/2017 10:25:35 AM

Essential oils

2/15/2017 10:23:30 AM

My research and experiments have shown nothing works well enough to justify the costs

2/15/2017 9:34:43 AM

Massage Therapy

2/15/2017 9:04:25 AM

Chiropractic, but not routinely.

2/15/2017 8:24:23 AM

Massage on a regular basis and chiro as needed

2/15/2017 7:08:51 AM

laser/red lite therapy

2/14/2017 10:30:06 PM

Massage therapy and acupuncture and chiropractic as needed

2/14/2017 10:26:04 PM

My guys just get regular vet care as needed.

2/14/2017 10:06:15 PM

Message. Stretching. With help from Chiropractors, Retired Oestopath/Vet Updated how I get ready

2/14/2017 10:04:40 PM

massage

2/14/2017 8:40:21 PM

monthly massage. He loves it.

2/14/2017 7:42:32 PM

just routene vet care or emergency care

2/14/2017 7:34:07 PM

Also cold laser and "red light" (Infrared) therapy as needed.

2/14/2017 7:12:12 PM

Cost is prohibitive.

2/14/2017 6:53:02 PM

massage

2/14/2017 6:33:36 PM

Light therapy and massage

2/14/2017 6:07:09 PM

Osteopathic manipulation

2/14/2017 5:42:11 PM

I've had horses that have received acupuncture & chiropractic in the past, but not my current horse.

2/14/2017 5:21:59 PM

trigger point muscle release therapy

2/14/2017 5:02:51 PM

They're expensive and it's hard to tell if they are making a difference.

2/14/2017 4:48:43 PM

The Masterson Method.

2/14/2017 4:39:00 PM

Maybe I'm just lucky, but he has always been sound

2/14/2017 4:25:24 PM

Laser

2/14/2017 2:17:56 PM

yearly chiropractic review to make sure everything is fine (generally is)

2/14/2017 1:21:11 PM

massage

2/14/2017 12:26:34 PM

I would choose chiropractic if needed, but they currently don't do anything very strenuous.

2/14/2017 12:09:45 PM

Essential Oils

2/14/2017 12:07:18 PM

Massage, laser, Masterson

2/14/2017 11:01:28 AM

Have done chiropractic in the past & also massage therapy. But nothing on a regular schedule.

2/14/2017 9:26:18 AM

Have used chiropractic therapy in the past but currently not using routinely

2/14/2017 9:19:00 AM

Masterson Method of integrated bodywork and Chiropractic

2/14/2017 7:25:17 AM

acupressure, massage/energy type work as needed

2/14/2017 7:05:39 AM

Massage

2/14/2017 6:41:26 AM

Keep them as close to natural state as possible

2/14/2017 2:05:14 AM

Chiro and acupuncture plus herbal supplements and healing salve

2/14/2017 1:52:33 AM

acupuncture, massage, chiropractic & herbal medicines

2/14/2017 1:37:09 AM